December 14, 2005



The title track of Talib Kweli's new mixtape is another "my label sucks" tale, in the same conceptual tradition as Bun B's "The Story." I am totally in favor of this new subgenre (much better than "intimate club music," Banner's euphemism for eew-hop). I wish there was a Mecca Normal track called "I Am So Sure We Could Have Sold More, Gerard," or a Spymob track called "Star Trak, My White Ass." (Those are purely conjectural song titles; I know nothing about the business relationships between these musicians and their labels, and my gentle joshing should not imply that I do. [Hedging, what.])

Posted by Sasha at December 14, 2005 02:34 PM | TrackBack